The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens

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John O. Jordan
Cambridge University Press, Jun 18, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 235 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens contains fourteen chapters by leading international scholars that cover the whole range of Dickens' writing. Separate chapters address important thematic topics: childhood, the city, and domestic ideology. Others consider formal features of the novels, including their serial publication and Dickens' distinctive use of language. The volume as a whole offers a valuable introduction to Dickens for students and general readers, as well as fresh insights, informed by recent critical theory, that will be of interest to scholars and teachers of his novels.
  

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I read this book because I am writing my thesis on Dickens so this was definitely a lot of help. It was better than reading a long biography in that it helped me understand other aspects of Dickens ... Read full review

Contents

The life and times of Charles Dickens
1
From Sketches to Nickleby
16
The middle novels Chuzzlewit Dombey and Copperfield
34
Moments of decision in Bleak House
49
Novels of the 1850s Hard Times Little Dorrit and A Tale of Two Cities
64
The late novels Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend
78
Fictions of childhood
92
Fictions of the city
106
Dickens and language
136
Dickens and the form of the novel
152
Dickens and illustration
167
Dickens and theatre
189
Dickens and film
204
Selected bibliography
224
Index
230
Copyright

Gender family and domestic ideology
120

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